Southern Appalachian Plant Society (SAPS)

April Meeting

Growing Ginseng, Goldenseal and Other Woodland Medicinals

Dr. Jeanine Davis

Associate Professor of Horticulture and Extension Specialist, NC State

Lead author of Growing and Marketing Ginseng, Goldenseal and Other Woodland Medicinals

Thursday, April 18, at 7 pm

BrightRidge Power Company, (formerly Johnson City Power Board)
2600 Boones Creek Rd (Hwy 354), Johnson City

Join Dr. Davis to learn how to successful- ly cultivate these shade-loving medicinal herbs in a forest garden for personal use or as small-scale cash crops

Dr. Jeanine Davis is a researcher and
extension specialist with North Carolina State
University located at the Mountain Horticul-
tural Crops Research and Extension Center
near Asheville. For over 25 years, her program has been focused on helping farmers improve profitability by growing new crops, transitioning to organic agriculture, and adopting more sustainable practices. Medicinal herbs are among her specialties and she is co-author with Scott Persons of the book Growing and Marketing Ginseng, Goldenseal & Other Woodland Medicinals. Dr. Davis is also a frequent and popular public speaker on medicinal herbs, specialty crops, and sustainable living. Her current research efforts are focused on woodland botanicals, Chinese herbs, hops, truffles, broccoli, and organic heirloom tomatoes.



We are offering to members a few recommendations for anyone interested in garden tours and travel both within the United States and Overseas.  Members have travelled with each of these groups and feel confident in suggesting them to you.

Feel free to contact them and ask to be added to their contact list in order to be informed when they have trips available.  You may also want to google them for more information, as some have websites and/or Facebook pages.  Garden Tours and Travel  Troy will be announcing his 2019 tours on

August 1.  He has already posted a few hints on his Facebook page.

Ron and Linda Williams  or call them at 417-408-3880.

Dr. McDuffie, retired professor from Virginia Tech  He has already posted all his 2019 tours.  Take a look!

Jason Reeves, Horticulturist at UT Gardens in Jackson, TN .  Email him and ask to be added to his announcement list when he schedules a tour.

Dr. Sue Hamilton, Director of UT Gardens in Knoxville schedules garden tours almost every year.  Ask her to add you to the announcement list.  The announcements can usually be found on the UT Gardens Facebook and email announcements.

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